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Monday, April 09, 2007

Monday's Molecule #21

 

Name this molecule. You must be specific but we don't need the full correct scientific name. (If you know it then please post it.)

As usual, there's a connection between Monday's molecule and this Wednesday's Nobel Laureate. This one's easy once you know the molecule and make the connection. The prize (free lunch) goes to the person who correctly identifies both the molecule and the Nobel Prize.

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  1. Fritz Lipmann discovered co-enzyme A ([5-(6-aminopurin-9-yl)-4-h
    ydroxy-2-[[hydroxy-[hydrox
    y-[3-hydroxy-2,2-d
    imethyl-3-[2-(2-sulfanylet
    hylcarbamoyl)ethylcarbamoy
    l]propoxy]phosphor
    yl]oxy-phosphoryl]oxymethy
    l]oxolan-3-yl]oxyphosphoni
    c acid) which earned him half of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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  2. Hah, that took an embarrassing while to figure out. I only found out because it reminded me of NAD, what with the nucleotide bit, so I flipped through the co-enzyme chapter. Like I said, embarrassing.

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  3. You win a free lunch!!!

    Meet me at my office at noon on Thursday. Email me to confirm.

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  4. wove, how did you manage to name that? :O impressive!

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  5. Holy crap. I've never even seen the full chemical name for CoA before and never in a million years could I have come up with a mouthfull like that. Yikes. Dunbar must know a hell of a lot more organic chemistry than they ever managed to pound through my thick skull.

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  6. There are industrious people out there on the Internet who like to document things according to the arbitrary rules handed down by shadowy overlords. I just happened to use their work, and in actuality I would also have never have come up with it on my own.
    http://www.chemindustry.com/ is helpful.

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